Mr. Felix A. Gamez

Violin, Viola Teacher

Felix Gamez

SAA Member

Contact

Denton, TX
936-446-8534
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Felix Gamez is a violinist and teacher originally from Houston, TX and currently based in Denton, TX where he is a D.M.A. candidate at the University of North Texas. He holds a B.M. in violin performance from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music and an M.M. in violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy from Ithaca College where he completed his long term pedagogy training. While at Moores he held principal positions in the school symphony, chamber, and opera orchestras and went on to serve as concertmaster of Ithaca College’s symphony orchestra. His teachers have included Dr. Melinda Rubin, Andrzej Grabiec, Joan Kwuon, Dr. Kirsten Yon, Calvin Wiersma, and Julia Bushkova.

As an orchestral and chamber musician, Mr. Gamez has performed with the Houston Heights Orchestra, Brazos Valley Symphony, the Woodlands Symphony, and the Bayou City Symphony. In past summers, he has participated in the Texas Music Festival, Round Top Music Festival, and Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival.

Mr. Gamez has been teaching privately since 2012. His students have have won principal positions in the Texas Music Educator’s Association region orchestras and have scored superior ratings in Univeristy Interscholastic League and New York State School Music Association contests. Mr. Gamez’s students have also performed in and held principal positions in the Houston Youth Symphony and the American Festival for the Arts orchestra. Additionally, he has coached chamber ensembles and sectionals and given workshops at several schools in the Greater Houston area. He served as a graduate assistant at Ithaca College where he taught undergraduate private and group string classes and was a teaching assistant at the Ithaca Talent Education School.

Mr. Gamez has completed Suzuki training in violin books 1-10. Trainers have included Mark Mutter, Rolando Freitag, Cathy Lee, Kirsten Marshall, and Carrie Reuning-Hummel.